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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jul 22nd, 2017

Forsyth

Marian Louise Brooks, 77, Cumming
Marian Louise Brooks 77, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on July 22, 2017.   She was predeceased in death by her husband Rev. Kenneth Brooks.   She is survive ...

Gwinnett

Katharina “Kathe” Galloway, 85, passed away on July 22, 2017.  She was born in spring of 1932, in Sopron, Hungary, a small city along the western border with Austr ...
Christy Lou Miller, 70, Buford
Christy Lou Miller, age 70 of Buford, GA, went home to be with the Lord July 21, 2017. Christy was born in Oklahoma City, OK; lived the last five years in Clarkston, WA before retu ...
Dorothy Cheeley Willis died on July 22nd, 2017. Mrs. Willis was born in Buford, Gwinnett County, Georgia.  She attended GA State college for Women and Georgia State Univers ...

Jackson

Margarite Hennies Cunningham, 89, Ostrander, Ohio formerly of Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margarite Hennies Cunningham, age 89 of Ostrander, Ohio, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, July 22, 2017 ...
Chad Wesley Fouche, 42, Nicholson
Mr. Chad Wesley Fouche, age 42, of Nicholson GA died Saturday, July 22, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Mr. Fouche was born in Biloxi, MS to Stanley and Brenda Tindle ...
Mary Ruth Koons, 71, Maysville
Mary Ruth Koons age 71 of Madisonville, TN formerly of Maysville passed away July 22, 2017.   Mrs. Koons was born in Louisville, TN on Feb. 9, 1946 to Blanch Russell. She wo ...

Other

Buford Pratt Smith, 74, Alpharetta
Buford Pratt Smith 74, of Alpharetta, GA passed away on July 22, 2017. He is survived by his wife Sheila Pratt and his sister Wista jane Currey. A memorial service will be he ...
Ronald Steve Wilkie, 71, Danielsville
Mr. Ronald Steve Wilkie, age 71, of Danielsville, GA died Saturday, July 22, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Wilkie was born in Commerce to the late Jedediah Wilbanks and Lillie M ...

Rabun

Mary Caudell, 86, Clayton
Mary G. Caudell, age 86 of Clayton, Georgia died Saturday, July 22, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents Cephus Milton Shirley and Bertha Mitchell Shirley and sister, Car ...

Stephens

Mr. Lander Sherrill Heaton, age 72 of 108 Hill Place, Toccoa passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Guy and Geneva Fountain Heaton, he was born ...
Zina Amanda Sargent, 82, Toccoa
Mrs. Zina Amanda Sargent, age 82 of Queen Street in Toccoa passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at The Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga.   A daughter o ...

White

Claude Alexander, 75, Cleveland
Claude Alexander age 75 of Cleveland passed away Saturday July 22, 2017.  Mr. Alexander was born in Gainesville the son of the late Guy Wesley and Lucille Roberts Alexander ...
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
Acclaimed novelist Ernest Gaines dies at 86
Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation germinated stories of black struggles that grew into universal stories of grace and beauty, has died
1st black Georgia senator elected post-Reconstruction dies
A former Georgia state senator who was the first black lawmaker elected to the upper chamber after Reconstruction has died
'Maude' co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97
Bill Macy, foil to Bea Arthur's feminist wife in '70s sitcom 'Maude,' dies at 97
Retired, longtime Gainesville school official dies
A retired, longtime Gainesville school official, former Asst. Supt. Otis Ellenberg, has died.
Rep. Elijah Cummings was a sharecropper's son, took on Trump
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings has died to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said. He was 68.
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile drummer, dies at 80
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile and propulsive drummer, dies at 80
Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies
Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died at 84.